Yellowstone Treasures: The Traveler's Companion to the National Park [NOOK Book]

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Covering everything there is to know about the world's first and most diverse national park, this fourth edition of the bestselling guide to Yellowstone boasts more facts, anecdotes, history, and travel tips than ever before. Mile-by-mile road logs document every approach to the park and every interior road. Through easy-to-understand explanations and diagrams, readers will learn of Yellowstone's campgrounds and facilities, geyser basins and the frequency of the geysers, out-of-the-way hikes, and flora ...

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Overview

Covering everything there is to know about the world's first and most diverse national park, this fourth edition of the bestselling guide to Yellowstone boasts more facts, anecdotes, history, and travel tips than ever before. Mile-by-mile road logs document every approach to the park and every interior road. Through easy-to-understand explanations and diagrams, readers will learn of Yellowstone's campgrounds and facilities, geyser basins and the frequency of the geysers, out-of-the-way hikes, and flora and fauna. Updates to this edition include tinted tabs to indicate the six different regions of the park and their approach roads, in addition to the tabs in previous editions for the geological, historical, and natural history sections; up-to-date scientific information to reflect recent research, including two new geological diagrams; highlighted historic items in the road logs; a dozen new pictures; and fully revised maps to show recent road changes and other details. A 20-page index rounds out this indispensable addition to any travel library.

Winner, Benjamin Franklin Silver for Travel

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Editorial Reviews

Chicago Tribune
"[H]eftier than many a travel guide to an entire country...her advice is balanced...[answers] science questions in layman's terms."
Minneapolis Star-Tribune
Tackles the park with a broad brush and is ideal for those making the ritual family vacation out West . . . [D]esigned for those traveling by car, with the pages following the roadways in and near the park. The book covers geology, wildlife, and history while giving practical advice.
The Oregonian
For most readers, Janet Chapple's new 384-page guide to the park may be the only one they ever need . . . a knowledgeable treatise on one of America's most-loved natural travel destinations.
Billings Gazette
Nicely organized and flows well from tips to anecdotes to blurbs on accommodations . . . The book is rich with detail, from the tiny insects to the crashing waterfalls, all of which play a part in the pastiche that makes the park so attractive to Chapple-and millions of others
solowomanrv.blogspot.com
Love Yellowstone National Park? So does author Janet Chapple, whose parents worked at the Old Faithful Inn. Her new book . . . an updated third edition, [is] a must-have for women who want to see the most and best of this 3,468-square-mile national keepsake.
forewordmagazine.net
Yellowstone Institute student, professional cellist, and geyser geek presents the national park in all its seasons; includes geology, geography, animals such as wolves as well as coyotes, and history, for example, of the Lava Creek Trail, which Bannock Indians used for their annual trip to Buffalo land.
From the Publisher

"Yellowstone Treasures is not merely the most thorough, well researched, and comprehensive guide book available about the Park today. It is the most comprehensive guide book to Yellowstone National Park ever written. Whether you’re planning a visit of a few hours or a few weeks, the single best printed companion you can bring along is Janet Chapple’s Yellowstone Treasures."  —Leslie J. Quinn, interpretive specialist, Xanterra Parks & Resorts, Inc.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780985818203
  • Publisher: Granite Peak Publications
  • Publication date: 8/1/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Fourth Edition, Fourth edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 196,543
  • File size: 11 MB
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Meet the Author


Janet Chapple is a Montana native whose parents once worked at Old Faithful Inn, the historic lodge in Yellowstone Park. She is the author of three previous editions of Yellowstone Treasures and the cotranslator of the English edition of Yellowstone, Land of Wonders, an 1883 travelog to and through Yellowstone by Belgian travel writer Jules Leclercq. She lives in Oakland, California.
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  • Posted August 1, 2009

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    The only book you need for Yellowstone

    We just got back from Yellowstone and although I had other books I used this book the most. It is informative and gives miles to each attraction, I especially liked the star ratings, which gave us an idea what not to miss. Yellowstone is a great park, even better when you see it all, not just old faithful.

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  • Posted June 28, 2009

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    An essential guide to Yellowstone National Park.

    In its third edition, Yellowstone Treasures is a comprehensive guide to Yellowstone National Park, written by Janet Chapple. Janet's father worked in Old Faithful Inn for four summers, giving his daughter a lifelong love of the park.

    That love has translated into this guidebook.

    I purchased the book in anticipation of a trip to Yellowstone, and on our recent trip to the west, my friends and I quickly discovered this book was illuminating, enlightening, and above all, essential to our travels.

    My friend's daughter needed a bathroom, and quickly? Janet's system of describing everything along the roads of the park, down to mileposts, allowed me to easily tell them exactly where we were, and exactly how far it was to the nearest toilet. What's the name of that mountain? A quick look at the mileposts, drawing and maps almost always told us the answer.

    In addition to the comprehensive and painstaking detail on the sights at each mile of the road, Janet provides opinions on the best things to see, cross references things by subjects, and provides a lot of the background on the park in asides in the book.

    I found myself, as we were traveling along, reading aloud on subjects that Janet mentions. Where did the Firehole River get its name? Just who was Norris that Norris Geyser Basin is named for? Which of the sights in Mammoth are worth stopping to take a look at?

    I had purchased an additional guide to Yellowstone, but everything my traveling companions and I could want to know or need to know about the area within Yellowstone was within the nearly 400 pages of this book. The next time my friends and I go back to the park, we certainly will be making use of Ms. Chapple's work.

    If you are planning to visit Yellowstone National Park, I strongly advise you to get a copy of this book beforehand yourself and keep it on hand as you traverse the park. You will be extremely glad that you did.

    This is the way to write a travel book on a National Park.

    Highly Recommended.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 21, 2014

    Scarlet to Azim

    (The one before this one is result five sorry for the confusion)

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    Posted July 21, 2014

    Azim

    He comes and sits on a log

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  • Posted September 3, 2013

    Excellent Yellowstone Book

    Excellent detailed book on Yellowstone sites. Tells exactly where to go to see specific sites

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  • Posted August 24, 2009

    Treasure it is

    This book was the most practical resource I had while traveling through Yellowstone. What was coming up, background info, some history. Didn't bother with the others.

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